How to connect a camera to a Linux System
Hello everybody this is my first post in this forum. I would very much appreciate if you can share with me some of your knowledge.
The situation is the following. In windows (I suppose many of us came from there) when I want to use a USB camera, I connect it to the USB port and usually it is automatically recognized. In the worst of cases I have to download and install some DLL to make it work.
How does this works in the following cases:
1) In Linux. I heard the equivalent of a DLL is a so file. How does this work here? Is there automatic recognition?
2) In Linux for a non-intel architecture. Say an ARM system running linux.
How can I use a USB camera on these cases? Or if anything what do I have to ask the vendor of the camera for it to work?
Thank you very much for reading my post and thanks a thousand in advance for any advice you can give me